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In Memoriam

This page is in remembrance of those Purps fans who are sadly no longer
with us. As part of the purple stadium there will be a memorial space
created to honour these departed fans, and to ensure
that they are still present at each of our home games.

Tony Butchard

28th November 2022

Tony was a strong supporter of the Purps and came to games whenever he could.

Tony was especially present in the first season, we’re he followed the team everywhere, until a stroke limited his ability to get to games.

Tony sadly passed away on 28/11/22 aged 62.

Frank Vaudrey

June 17th 2022

A longstanding member of COLFC, Frank was a big supporter of the club and a powerful force in our efforts to secure Adlam Park for the new stadium, via his role as Chair of Fazakerley Federation.

A true gentleman lost not only to his loving family and the Purps, but to the City of Liverpool as a whole.

RIP Frank


Robert Finnertty "Finney"

9th September 2019 – Aged 54

Finney was a true original and one of the funiest men you could ever hope to meet.

A supporter of the Purps since the creation of the club, we will all have many monents and memories of Finney to remember him by.

Wherever he is today, you can rest assurred that he has got them harashed!

Rest in Peace Purp!


Vincent Davies

10th June 2019 – Aged 60

Vinny loved coming to watch The Purps with his son Chris and a wider group of friends.

He always said that he loved coming to watch COLFC, as it reminded him of the old days following Liverpool everywhere and having a great time with the lads and a good sing song.

RIP Vinny

Ronnie McCarthy

7th December 2018 – aged 53

Ronnie was an ever present for the Purps (other than due to illness) since the very formation of the club.

He had a wealth of knowledge of the Non-League scene and always had good insight to pass onto the club Directors.

One of the “Congleton 9” Ronnie had fought off several bouts of Cancer and was still insisting as recently as last Saturday that he was “Going to watch the Purps”

RIP Ronnie


Danny Dalton Snr

15th April 2018 – Aged 78

Danny Dalton Senior was an ever present throughout our first two seasons supporting and watching his grandson, Purps centre-back Danny Dalton.

Danny was the head of 4 generations of Daltons to regularly attend COLFC games, a true testiment of his legacy.

R.I.P. Danny


William 'Bill' Logan

6th January 2018 – Aged 69

As soon as Bill had attended is first COLFC game he caught the bug and never missed a home game, along with his son Chris and granddaughter Emma.

Bill helped spread the word of the Purps Down Under by regularly sending programmes over to his son living in Australia.

R.I.P. Bill


Alan Dixon

10th May 2017 – Aged 46

Dicko was a well known and well loved character at Purps games who had some very close life long friends amongst the Partisans.

He was a passionate campaigner in the fight for justice for Hillsborough victims and survivors and through this earned respect and love from supporters of all clubs.

R.I.P. Dicko